Being a novice in a sport is one of the hardest parts about getting involved in something new. My girlfriends challenged me in a five kilometer race two years ago and I was beyond nervous. Not only am I not a runner I had no idea what I would need to do to start. I see people running daily and they seem to have all of this technical running gear where should I turn to get started? I know what you are thinking, 'Just put one foot in front of the other, and stride a bit wider than a walk, go!' However, I found running is not as easy as it sounds.
One way to merge imagination with problem-posing and problem-solving in the English classroom is by asking students to respond to what I term cultural and political vignettes or CPVs. CPVs are cultural and political situations that are presented to students so that they can practice the creative and essential decision-making skills that they will need to use in diverse classrooms and communities.
Teachers certainly appreciate the importance of an inviting classroom environment. The money spent on posters, the greeting at the classroom door, and the time invested in learning students' names all help to create a sense of community, and students who feel they belong are more likely to do their best work.
The second section of this book, "Developing Reading and Writing Strategies for Multiple Contexts," contains eight chapters focusing upon ways to specifically implement responsive literacy instructional practices in various subject areas and classrooms. The purpose of this section is to provide the reader with an assortment of problem areas within literacy instruction and to address each of these practically and independently to display the theoretical commonalities that unite them.
Why isn't there more collaboration in secondary schools? Despite the wide-ranging calls, collaboration between teachers of different disciplines is not easy. We learned this firsthand during the semester when we first co scheduled graduate-level English and TESOL methods courses. We thought we could just plant the seeds of collaboration and wonderful things would grow. Gardening is hard work! Barriers to collaboration, like weeds that continue to spring up despite your best efforts, are real and can be hard to overcome.
Most new guitarists experience sore fingers when learning to play a guitar. Here a 10 surprising solutions that can banish the sore finger problem and make playing more enjoyable.
Students engaged with other types of media texts outside of school, as well. A small number (13 percent) of students reported playing forensics-related video games, including nine females and nine males. Females played video games that were marketed for girls, such as the Nancy Drew video games Stay Tuned for Danger and Secrets Can Kill, marketed by Her Interactive, a video game developer whose games are targeted for young women, as well as Detective Barbie and Mystery Cruise.
Every student guitar player wants to learn easy guitar chords but is learning technically undemanding guitar chords going to fast track your progress as a guitarist? There are chords that only need one or two fingers but using these chords for a whole repertoire of songs is going to make for a very boring experience for your audience. If you focus on which chords to learn so that you can become a real guitar player and at the same time dedicate some energy to learning HOW to play chords you will actually be turning all chords into easy guitar chords.
Pianist's technical problems are almost always related to tension and stiffness in the shoulders, arms and wrists. To overcome these problems, the player must re-learn patterns of coordination so that the shoulders and arms are involved in the playing of each note. There must be a coordination of movement so that energy flows from the torso through to the fingers on the keybed without be blocked anywhere along the way.
This article discusses ways to make blood glucose testing a lot less painful. At the moment, to accurately check our blood glucose the only way to do this, is to prick our fingers and check the resulting blood for glucose. Pain is caused by the penetration of the lancet into the skin. By using 6 simple tips blood glucose testing can almost become pain free.